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M. A. Guenena, H. P. Sandoval, K. D. Solomon; Role of Participation in Clinical Trials on Affecting Patients’ Satisfaction After Receiving Premium IOLs. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):4572.
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Evaluate the role of clinical trial participation in patient satisfaction after multifocal IOL implantation (MFIOL).
112 patients that received bilateral MFIOLs were divided into two groups. First group (n=32) included patients who participated in clinical trials. Second group (n=80) included those who didn’t. Overall-OS, distance-DS, intermediate-IS, near-NS and night vision satisfaction-NTVS was assessed using a scale from 0 (very dissatisfied) to 10 (highly satisfied).
No significant difference in age, residual error, postoperative visual acuity (uncorrected or best-corrected) at distance, intermediate and near between groups. NS was significantly higher in clinical trial patients-CTP (8.5 vs 7.9. P=.015). Although CTP showed overall higher satisfaction scores; no significant differences was found in other parameters.
Trend shows that CTPs tend to be more satisfied than non CTPs. This factor must be taken in consideration when reflecting the clinical trial results onto the general population.
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